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Central Austin is one of the most desired locations in Austin, due to its proximity to downtown businesses and nightlife, the State Capitol and other Texas government complexes, and the University of Texas campus. In MLS areas 1B, 4, UT, and DT, Central Austin always has been a popular place to live, work, and spend leisure time, and has seen an even greater resurgence since the introduction of high-rise and loft living. The skyline of downtown Austin has changed dramatically over the last decade and is a vibrant hub for many Austinites and for visitors and tourists.

Everything that's great about Austin (see Austin homes for sale) can be found in the Central district. This is where people come for entertainment, shopping, business, and a place to call home. Many of Austin's annual festivals are in central Austin, including the internationally renowned South By Southwest Music Festival, which helped the city become known as the "Live Music Capital of the World." Central Austin also is a hotbed of economic activity and high-tech innovation with its thriving business climate. Read More >>

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$1,950,000
1015 Gaston Ave - Austin, TX 78703

Bedrooms
4
Baths
5
SQ. Feet
4,533
Acres
0.37
Year Built
1937
$1,950,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Shoal Terrace
4 br, 5 ba, 4,533 ft²
MLS® #: 4054648
Price:
$1,950,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
5
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
4054648
Sqft:
4,533
Acres:
0.37
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Shoal Terrace
Property Listed By:
Gottesman Residential R.e.

Classic Pemberton. Roomy Two Story With Many Living Spaces. Beautiful Hardwoods, Lots Of Windows/natural Light. Updated Big Kitchen With Marble Counters & Island, Two Breakfast/ Seating Bars, Walk-in Pantry, Good Storage. Easy Flow For Entertaining On First Floor. All Bedrooms Up. Master W/fp, Huge Walk-in Closet And Private Exercise/sunroom/nursery. Recent Marble Count...

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$1,175,000
2400 W 8th St - Austin, TX 78703

Bedrooms
4
Baths
4
SQ. Feet
3,191
Acres
0.14
Year Built
2001
$1,175,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Boulevard Heights
4 br, 4 ba, 3,191 ft²
MLS® #: 5651797
Price:
$1,175,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
5651797
Sqft:
3,191
Acres:
0.14
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Boulevard Heights
Property Listed By:
Advocate Properties Llc

Location, Location, Location! Luxury With Timeless Style & Craftsmanship. Private Tree Lined Street In Coveted Tarrytown. Minutes To Downtown, Short Walk To Lake Austin, Lady Bird Lake, Shopping, Maudies & Magnolia Cafe, Jogging Trails & Parks! Stunning Gourmet Island Kitchen, Granite, Ss Appliances. Amazing Rich Wood Floors & Large Rooms Throughout, Great Natural Light...

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$279,900
929 E 49 1/2 St - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
2
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,176
Acres
0.16
Year Built
1949
$279,900
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in North Harmon Terrace
2 br, 2 ba, 1,176 ft²
MLS® #: 1832541
Price:
$279,900
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1832541
Sqft:
1,176
Acres:
0.16
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
North Harmon Terrace
Property Listed By:
Bramlett Residential

Great Location With Easy Access To 35, 183, And Mopac. Beautiful Original Hard Wood Floors Through Out, Spacious Bedrooms With Ceiling Fans, Custom Painted Kitchen With Gas Cook Top, Tons Of Windows Allowing Bright Natural Light Through Out The Entire Home. The Spacious Living Room With Wood Beamed Ceiling Has An Easy Flow From The Kitchen, Making It Perfect For Enterta...

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$1,299,000
2602 Plumcreek Cir - Austin, TX 78703

Bedrooms
5
Baths
4
SQ. Feet
3,399
Acres
0.27
Year Built
1968
$1,299,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Herman Brown Add #2 Sec 5
5 br, 4 ba, 3,399 ft²
MLS® #: 1892019
Price:
$1,299,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
5
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1892019
Sqft:
3,399
Acres:
0.27
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Herman Brown Add #2 Sec 5
Property Listed By:
Gottesman Residential R.e.

Remodeled Home In Tarrytown With A Contemporary Edge. Walls Of Windows Allow For Natural Light And A Wonderful Connection To The Peaceful Setting. Open Floor Plan With Great Flow For Entertaining And Everyday Life. Four Bedrooms And Two Bathrooms Are Located On The Main Level. The Private Master Suite Is Located Upstairs And Features A Walk-in Closet And His And Hers Ba...

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$483,000
360 Nueces St #3707 - Austin, TX 78701

Bedrooms
1
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
852
Acres
0
Year Built
2008
$483,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in 360 Condominiums
1 br, 1 ba, 852 ft²
MLS® #: 6547937
Price:
$483,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
1
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6547937
Sqft:
852
Acres:
0.00
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
360 CONDOMINIUMS
Property Listed By:
Realty Austin

2nd Largest 1 Bedroom Floor Plan In Sought After High Rise, 360 Condominiums. 37-floor Condo With Premier Parking & Stellar Views Showcasing Frost Tower, The Capitol And Lady Bird Lake. Gourmet Kitchen Offering Bar Seating, Granite Counter Tops, Black Tile Backsplash, Cherry Cabinets & Stainless Steel Appliances. Upgrades Include Added Storage With Custom Cabinets In Ba...

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$5,200,000
200 Congress Ave #43mt - Austin, TX 78701

Bedrooms
3
Baths
4
SQ. Feet
3,542
Acres
0
Year Built
2008
$5,200,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Austonian Condo Community
3 br, 4 ba, 3,542 ft²
MLS® #: 9163301
Price:
$5,200,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
4
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
9163301
Sqft:
3,542
Acres:
0.00
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Austonian Condo Community
Property Listed By:
Moreland Properties

43rd Floor One-of-a-kind Custom Modern Masterpiece By David Bravo. This 3br/3.5ba Residence Boasts The Best Views In The Austonian. Congress Ave Views From The Spacious North-facing Balcony, And Hill Country And Sunset Views From The Master Bedroom's Private Terrace. Italian Tiles Throughout The Living Spaces And Bathrooms, Wood Flooring In The Bedrooms, Custom Cabinetr...

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$287,000
2505 San Gabriel St #411 - Austin, TX 78705

Bedrooms
2
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
939
Acres
0.01
Year Built
2005
$287,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Texan Tower Condo Amd
2 br, 2 ba, 939 ft²
MLS® #: 6610250
Price:
$287,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6610250
Sqft:
939
Acres:
0.01
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Texan Tower Condo Amd
Property Listed By:
Private Label Realty

Spacious Newer Ut Condo In Awesome Location! End Unit With Lots Of Light, Open Floorplan, & Balcony With View! Perfect For Roommates With 2 Big Beds, Large Walk In Closets, & 2 Full Baths. Kitchen With High End Finish Out, Pantry, & Breakfast Bar. Ss Appliances Including Fridge. Full Size W/d Convey. Roof Top Pool With Panoramic Views, Elevator, Gated Entry & Gated Park...

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$362,880
4526 Avenue D - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
2
Baths
1
SQ. Feet
864
Acres
0.15
Year Built
1978
$362,880
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Hyde Park Annex
2 br, 1 ba, 864 ft²
MLS® #: 9820594
Price:
$362,880
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
1
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
9820594
Sqft:
864
Acres:
0.15
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Hyde Park Annex
Property Listed By:
Violet Crown Realty

Cute Hyde Park Cottage. Metal Roof, Blown Insulation, 4 Light Tubes. Hardwoods & Updated Kitchen. Large Fenced Yard With Shade Trees. Back Right Corner Was Used As A Chicken Coop. Walkable Hyde Park... Not In The Historic Overlay District. Plenty Of Land An Addition Or To Build A Garage. Indoor Washer/dryer Hookups In Closet By Kitchen. Nice Size Hall Storage Closet...

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$615,000
4103 Avenue A - Austin, TX 78751

Bedrooms
3
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,488
Acres
0.1
Year Built
1924
$615,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Hyde Park Add 02
3 br, 2 ba, 1,488 ft²
MLS® #: 2273568
Price:
$615,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
3
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
2273568
Sqft:
1,488
Acres:
0.10
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Hyde Park Add 02
Property Listed By:
Kuper Sotheby's Itl Rlty

Hyde Park Gem. Originally Built In 1924, This Stunning Craftsman Has Been Updated To Today's Modern Style & Functionality. Current & Past Owners Each Proudly Made Their Impression On This Hyde Park Treasure To Its Current State Of Architectural Splendor. Few Opportunities Come Along To Own Such A Unique Staple To Austin, Tx. Always Quick To Be Acquired, This Masterpiece...

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$1,395,000
N/a - Austin, TX 78703

Bedrooms
4
Baths
3
SQ. Feet
3,096
Acres
0.7
Year Built
1939
$1,395,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
House in Westenfield 01
4 br, 3 ba, 3,096 ft²
MLS® #: 1477421
Price:
$1,395,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
4
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
1477421
Sqft:
3,096
Acres:
0.70
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Westenfield 01
Property Listed By:
Red Poppy Real Estate

Heart Of Tarrytown. Heart Of Austin. A House You Will Fall In Love With! Meticulously Updated Original 1939 Stone Cottage, Open Kit/din/liv, Huge Island, Granite Counters, Stainless Appl, Hdwoods, 1st En Suite Bath In Austin Beautifully Restored. Addition Includes Master, Master Bath, 2nd Living, Screened Porch, Deck Built With Cantilevered Beams To Save One Of Austi...

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$856,000
360 Nueces St #1612 - Austin, TX 78701

Bedrooms
2
Baths
2
SQ. Feet
1,516
Acres
0.01
Year Built
2008
$856,000
City: Austin
Status: Active
Condo in Residential Condo Amd 360
2 br, 2 ba, 1,516 ft²
MLS® #: 6809404
Price:
$856,000
City:
Austin
Beds:
2
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
6809404
Sqft:
1,516
Acres:
0.01
Status:
Active
Subdivision:
Residential Condo Amd 360
Property Listed By:
Platinum Realty Austin

Don't Miss This Opportunity To Be In Largest 2/2 After The Penthouse Boasting 12 Ft. Ceilings Exclusive Only To The 16th And 43rd Floor. Interior Features Include A Foyer And Coat Closet For Extra Storage, Formal Dining, Amazing Open Kitchen Great For Entertaining, 2 Balconies, Garden Tub, Walk In Shower & Closet In Master & A Stunning View Of Lady Bird Lake, Hill Count...

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Properties in Central Austin

Urban excitement blends with old fashioned charm here, and much of Austin's heritage has been preserved. Central Austin is home to many beautiful historic sites, such as West Austin Park, and old neighborhoods such as Allandale, Pemberton Heights, and Brykerwoods. These areas feature some of Austin's finest historical homes, many of which are surrounded by large, carefully manicured properties dotted with mature oak and cottonwood trees, affording shade and privacy in Austin's busiest district. The University of Texas at Austin provides an additional backdrop of classic architecture and landscaping for many homes between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and E Dean Keaton St.

Homes in Central Austin range from cottages from the 1800s to remodeled or new construction luxury homes to sleek, high-rise condominiums. Demand for all properties in Central Austin is high, and demand for condos has exceeded the availability of units in many cases, despite rampant construction over the last few years.

Central Austin Residential Real Estate Statistics

Price Range

$120,000 to $7,000,000

Average Price

$592,144

Median Price

$483,750

Size Range of Homes

440 to 13,673 square feet

Price Range of Homes (per square foot)

$105.59 to 795.46

Median Price (per square foot)

$254.85

Average Days on the Market

68

* Based on November 2012 Data

Neighborhood Location

Central Austin (see Central Austin homes for sale) is bordered to the north by FM 2222, the east by IH-35, the south by Lady Bird Lake, and the west by the Colorado River. Downtown is bordered to the north by MLK, the east by IH-35, the south by Lady Bird Lake, and the west by North Lamar. Central Austin is in zip codes 78701 (see 78701 homes for sale,) 78703 (see 78703 homes for sale,) 78705 (see 78705 homes for sale,) 78731 (see 78731 homes for sale,) 78751 (see 78751 homes for sale,) and 78756 (see 78756 homes for sale.)

Amenities and Attractions

Austin’s recorded history began in the 1830s when Anglo-American settlers arrived in Central Texas and founded the village of Waterloo on the banks of the Colorado River, the first permanent settlement in the area. By 1839, Waterloo adopted the name Austin and became the capital of the Republic of Texas. The Texas State Capitol is an enormous pink granite building with a dome taller than that of the U.S. Capitol, a point of pride for many Texans. The Capitol building enjoys a prominent place in the skyline at the head of Congress Avenue. Tourists tend to start at the Capitol Visitors Center in the old General Land Office building and move on to the Capitol itself, completing their tour a few blocks north at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, which includes three floors of exhibits and an IMAX theater.

On the opposite end of Congress Avenue is the 416-acre Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake,) which separates Central Austin from South Austin. Its nine bridges include the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, summer home to a colony of a million Mexican Free-tailed Bats , and the James D. Pfluger FAIA (Lamar Blvd.) Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge, which provides hikers, walkers, runners, joggers, and bicyclists with a safe means of getting from one side of the lake to the other.

Other popular attractions located along Congress Avenue are the Paramount Theatre, a restored motion picture palace that is mostly used as a performing arts venue but that often hosts movie premieres and revivals of classic films, and the Arthouse at the Jones Center, a gallery that shows innovative artwork.

On the east side of downtown, the leading attraction is East Sixth Street, often compared to New Orleans’ Bourbon Street. It is lined with bars and live music venues filled with college students and tourists. It is also home to the historical Driskill Hotel, a Victorian showplace that opened in 1886. Intersecting with East Sixth is Red River Street, which is known for such music venues as Emo's and Stubb's BBQ. A little further south is the 881,400 square foot Austin Convention Center.

West of Congress is the Second Street District, which includes Willie Nelson Boulevard. The Second Street District is lined with upscale restaurants, boutiques, the Austin Children's Museum, the Antoine Predock-designed City Hall, the Austonian, a residential skyscraper that is one of the tallest buildings in the state, Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, and the W Hotel.

Just north of the Second Street District is the Warehouse District, with bars and restaurants aimed at a professional crowd. Its leading attractions include the venerable Antone's blues club, La Zona Rosa, Fado Irish Bar, Oilcan Harry's, Truluck's, Kenichi, and Sullivan's Steakhouse. North of that is yet another bar and restaurant district - West Sixth Street - which has flourished due to the increased population density created by high-rises. Its bars and restaurants include Opal Divine's Freehouse, Molotov, Ranch 616, Little Woodrow's, The Hoffbrau, Hut's Hamburgers, and Frank & Angie's Pizzeria.

At the intersection of West Sixth Street and North Lamar are Book People, the largest independent bookstore in Texas, Whole Foods flagship store, which is a wonderland for foodies, and Waterloo Records, one of the largest and most respected music stores in the United States. West of Lamar is a section of art galleries.

Just north of the State Capitol is the huge campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Book a tour of the UT Tower for a spectacular view of the city. The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, a block north of the Bob Bullock Museum, has collections of antiquities, prints, and European and American art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. The Texas Memorial Museum, housed in an Art Deco building near the Law School, specializes in natural history and paleontology. The dinosaur and fossil exhibits are a huge hit with children.

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum has artifacts from the late President's political career and a reproduction of the Oval Office as it was decorated during his administration. Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is home to Texas Longhorn football games, and the Frank Erwin Center is a venue for touring musical acts. The Visual Arts Center displays work designed by UT art students. The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center is a special collections library. While most of its holdings are accessible only to scholars, there are exhibits on the ground floor of some collection highlights, including the world's first photograph, a Gutenberg Bible, and other historical, literary, cinematic, and artistic treasures.

The area around UT is filled with bars, restaurants, and shops. The Drag is a section of Guadalupe Street west of campus stretching roughly from MLK Boulevard north to 32nd Street. While the Drag has lost some of the bohemian vibe that characterized it from the 70s to the 90s, it's still a great place for people-watching. Tourists can stock up on Longhorn-related clothing and other souvenirs at the University Co-op.

Further north is Hyde Park, a planned residential community known for its beautifully-restored Victorian and Craftsman-style homes. While there are pricier and more luxurious neighborhoods in town, if you asked many Austinites where they'd live if they had the money, they often say Hyde Park. One highlight of Hyde Park is the Elisabet Ney Museum, the home and studio of an eccentric sculptress who moved to Texas after establishing her reputation sculpting the famous and the powerful in Europe. Among her most familiar works are the statues of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin in the southern entrance foyer of the State Capitol.

North of Hyde Park is North Loop, a hipster-dominated area that includes a few vintage stores, dive bars, and funky restaurants. West of downtown are such neighborhoods as Clarksville, Pemberton Heights, and Tarrytown. (If you explore Pemberton Heights, make sure and drive by the Pemberton Castle at 1415 Wooldridge Drive, which was used as the sales office for the subdivision in the 1920s).

Other attractions in the western part of Central Austin are Camp Mabry, a National Guard camp that is home to the Texas Military Forces Museum, and, on the shores of Lake Austin, the Austin Museum of Art-Laguna Gloria, which includes the Italianate villa of philanthropist Clara Driscoll, and an art school.

Nearby Parks and Outdoor Activities

  • Northwest Recreation Center (2913 Northland Drive)
  • Perry Neighborhood Park (4800 Fairview Drive)
  • Gaines Creek Greenbelt (4800 South Mo Pac Expressway)
  • Mount Bonnell at Covert Park (3851 Mount Bonnell Drive)
  • Mayfield House (3505 West 35th Street)
  • Mayfield Nature Preserve (3801 West 35th Street)
  • Reed Neighborhood Park (2614 Pecos Street)
  • Walsh Boat Landing (1600 Scenic Drive)
  • Lions Municipal Golf Course (2901 Enfield Road)
  • Ramsey Neighborhood Park (4301 North Rosedale Avenue)
  • Triangle Commons Pocket Park (722 West 46th Street)
  • Shipe Neighborhood Park (4400 Avenue G)
  • Elisabet Ney Museum (304 East 44th Street)
  • Bailey Neighborhood Park (1101 West 33rd Street)
  • Sparky Pocket Park (3701 Grooms Street)
  • Hancock Golf Course and Recreation Center (811 East 41st Street)
  • Lamar Senior Activity Center (2874 Shoal Crest Avenue)
  • Adams-Hemphill Neighborhood Park (201 West 30th Street)
  • Eastwoods Neighborhood Park (3001 Harris Park Avenue)
  • Shoal Creek Greenbelt (2600 Lamar Boulevard)
  • Caswell Tennis Center (2312 Shoal Creek Boulevard)
  • Johnson Creek Greenbelt (2001 Enfield Road)
  • West Enfield Neighborhood Park (2008 Enfield)
  • Mary Francis Baylor Clarksville Park (1811 West 11th Street)
  • Haskell House (1705 Waterston Street)
  • Palm Plaza Pocket Park (1524 Palma Plaza)
  • Pease District Park (1100 Kingsbury Street)
  • West Austin Neighborhood Park (1317 West 10th Street)
  • Austin Recreation Center (1213/1301 Shoal Creek Boulevard)
  • Duncan Neighborhood Park (901 West 9th Street)
  • Wooldridge Square (900 Guadalupe Street)
  • Waterloo Neighborhood Park (500 East 12th Street)
  • Symphony Square (1101 Red River Street)
  • Treaty Oak Square (507 Baylor Street)
  • Lamar Beach in Town Lake Metropolitan Park (1200 West Cesar Chavez Street)
  • Shoal Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (707 West Cesar Chavez Street)
  • Republic Square (422 Guadalupe Street)
  • Waller Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park (30 East Avenue)
  • Sir Svante Palm Neighborhood Park (200 South IH-35 SVRD SB)
  • Brush Square—O. Henry Museum (409 East 5th Street)
  • Old Bakery and Emporium (1006 Congress Avenue)
  • Waller Creek Greenbelt (703 East 6th Street)

Central Austin Schools

Central Austin is in the Austin Independent School District (see Austin ISD homes for sale.)

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Private Schools

  • AHB Community School
  • The Austin School for the Performing and Visual Arts
  • Bronze Doors Academy
  • City School
  • Clearview Sudbury School
  • Girls School of Austin
  • Griffin School
  • Khabele School
  • Odyssey School
  • San Juan Diego Catholic School
  • SRI Atmananda Memorial School
  • St. Paul Lutheran School
  • TNS Academy

The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

Based on information from the Austin Board of REALTORS® (alternatively, from ACTRIS) from March 3rd, 2015 at 2:47am CST. Neither the Board nor ACTRIS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. The Austin Board of REALTORS®, ACTRIS and their affiliates provide the MLS and all content therein "AS IS" and without any warranty, express or implied. Data maintained by the Board or ACTRIS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.